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Skoda Kamiq SUV - Interior & comfort

Good-quality materials and plenty of tech mean the Skoda Kamiq’s interior impresses

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4.3 out of 5

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4.5 out of 5

As part of the Volkswagen Group, Skoda now has some of the best-built interiors on sale, so you can be confident that it’ll have no problems with family life. Our test car had no rattles and generally felt very well screwed together.

The good news is that the facelift cars from late 2023 onwards have retained the conventional physical switchgear from before, with Skoda refraining from the urge to add hard-to-use touch-sensitive or touchscreen-based controls. There have been some upgrades, but these consist of a slightly more modern-looking control panel trim piece.

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There are still some hard scratchy black plastics in use on the door cards and other admittedly less-noticeable areas – as is to be expected of a budget model – but all in all the interior feels fairly high quality answer liked the addition of a fabric dashboard making the Kamiq stand out a little from the norm. Other more tactile areas are finished in nicer materials, too, so buyers aren’t likely to be disappointed. A Volkswagen T-Cross feels more upmarket but it’s essentially a more expensive version of the same car.

Skoda Kamiq dashboard

The Kamiq benefits from Skoda’s latest interior design, which looks more modern than even the inside of the Karoq and Kodiaq. Central to that is a new eight-inch (or 9.2-inch on mid-level trims and above) touchscreen, which is no longer built into the dashboard. The air vents have been moved to below the touchscreen and the two elements are intersected by a full-width trim piece. It’s not unlike the Ford Fiesta’s interior, and complements the car’s sharp exterior styling.

Equipment

The Kamiq range now kicks off from SE trim. This gets 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, LED daytime running lights and an eight-inch touchscreen system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also driver convenience features such as parking sensors and cruise control, and dual-zone climate control means front and rear passengers can tweak the temperature to their liking.

The next step up is SE L trim, which is quite a hike up in price. Most buyers will likely be happy with what entry-level SE trim has to offer, but SE L adds larger 18-inch wheels, rear LED lights, a larger 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, larger 9.2-inch infotainment screen with built in sat-nav, as well as privacy glass, ambient interior lighting, and other niceties.

Just one trim currently sits above this; the desirable Kamiq Monte Carlo, with a glass panoramic roof, black exterior trim and unique black 'Ursa' alloy wheels. It looks sporty inside, too, thanks to one-piece sports seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, as well as splashes of red.

Options

There are different options across the range organised into packs. We'd recommend adding a spare wheel (replacing a tyre repair kit) for £150, especially if you often drive far away from home on the motorway. A variable boot floor option also helps to improve practicality.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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